03 Feb Barracoon
by Zora Neale Hurston
This stunning story about one of the last known survivors of the Atlantic slave trade. Cudjo’s narrative of being captured and taken into bondage is heartbreaking and horrific. His recollections of a childhood in Africa and the raid on his village are relayed to Hurston over three months –she learned details of Cudjo being held in a barracoon while he awaited being sold. Hurston’s brilliant prose and talent at storytelling comes through again.